WH&E celebrates 140th year

NOVEMBER 6, 2008

Wood Herron & Evans, Cincinnati's largest Intellectual Property law firm, celebrated its 140th year in business by hosting a reception with clients, city leaders, and other special guests. The event was held in the Fountain Room of the Westin Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

Amongst the many special guests present at the ceremony, Mayor Mark Mallory officially declared October 28, 2008 as "Wood Herron & Evans Day" in the city of Cincinnati. Additional awards, plaques, and honors were bestowed to Wood, Herron & Evans by the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

Bruce Tittel and David Stallard, Senior Partners in the firm, recounted the early history and the founding of Wood, Herron & Evans. Established in 1868, Colonel Edmund Wood founded the firm in Cincinnati to take advantage of its surging post-Civil War economy and its remarkable industrial and commercial energy. Wood Herron & Evans filed innovative patents for mechanized farming equipment, new modes of transportation and machine tool developments. It also gained early experience in the young chemical, machine tool, graphics and electrical industries. In 1930, Wood, Herron & Evans moved into the brand-new Carew Tower. The law firm is now the last original tenant in the esteemed, downtown landmark.

"We are proud of our 140 year heritage and continuous service in the Cincinnati area," said David Stallard, Executive Committee. "Our success is in large part due to the many innovations and pioneering spirit of our clients based in Cincinnati. We are proud to have been part of this fine community's long history of success."